HOLCOMBE ANNEX

 

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Special thanks to Sandra Alice (Degnan) Seaman (Para. 4.C.1.k.(2.(a.(1)(a) of the Alexander Patterson Biles page) for her extensive research and documentation, which was used in compiling the information in this annex:

 

 

Origin of the surname “Holcombe:”

 

 

Generation

 

21 

 

20  Sir John de Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Knighted and granted the Manor of Holcombe in Devon County, England for his heroic efforts during the Third Crusade to Palestine (1189 – 1192).

 

19  (?) de Holcomb

 

18  (?) de Holcomb

 

17  Walter de Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1350 in England.  Lord of Holcomb in Devon County, England. 

 

2.  Wife: (?)

 

3.  Children:

 

a. John Holcomb: See generation 16, below.

 

16  John Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1389 at (probably) Hole/Hull, Devon County, England.

 

2.  Wife: Isabel Downe

 

Born about 1382 at Downe Ralph, Cornwall County, England, daughter of Hugh Downe (b. about 1355).  Isabel married John Holcomb about 1411.

 

Of interest, Hugh Down was the son of Ralph (b. about 1320) and Isabelle (de la Bruer) Downe (b. about 1325).  Isabelle de la Bruer was the daughter of William de la Bruer (b. about 1297), who was the son of Geofrey de la Bruer (b. about 1272).

 

3.  Children:

 

a. John Holcomb, Jr.: See generation 15, below.

 

15  John Holcomb, Jr.

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1412 at (probably) Hole/Hull, Devon County, England.

 

2.  Wife: Joane Folkeroy

 

Born about 1420, daughter of William Folkeroy (b. 1395 in England) of (probably) Hole/Hull.  Married John Holcomb, Jr. about 1441.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Roger Holcomb: See generation 14, below.

 

14  Roger Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1442 at Hole/Hull, Devon County, England.  Died 20 January 1479/80 at Hole/Hull, Devon County, England.

 

2.  Wife: Margaret Avenell

 

Born about 1452 (probably) at Blackpool, South Moulton, England, daughter of John Avenell/Avenal (b. 1440 at Blackpool) of Blackpool.  Died 7 April 1499 at Hole/Hull, Devon County, England.  Married Rober Holcomb about 1471.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Charles Holcomb: See generation 13, below.

 

13  Charles Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1472 at Hole/Hull, Devon County, England.  Died there about 1528.

 

2.  Wife: Jane (?)

 

Born about 1485.  Married Charles Holcomb about 1504.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Ellis Holcomb: See generation 12, below.

 

12  Ellis Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1505 at Hole/Hull, Devon County, England.

 

2.  Wife: Elizabeth Suydenham

 

Born about 1515 (probably) at Lynford, Dorset County, England, daughter of Thomas Suydenham of Lynford/Winford.  Married Ellis Holcomb about 1534.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Thomas H. Holcomb: See generation 11, below.

 

11  Thomas H. Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1535 at Hole/Hull, Devon County, England.

 

2.  Wife: Margaret Trethford/Treturfe

 

Born about 1540 in (probably) Cornwall County, England, daughter of Reynold/Reyold Trethford/Treturfe (b. about 1515) of Cornwall.  Married Thomas H. Holcomb about 1560 in Devon County, England.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Christopher Holcomb: Born about 1560.

 

b. Gilbert Holcomb: See generation 10, below.

 

c. Josias Holcomb: Born after 1566.

 

10  Gilbert Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1565 at Hole/Hull, Devon County, England.  Died there 14 October 1623.

 

2.  Wife: Anne Courtenay

 

Born 1568 at Brottonin, Cornwall County, England, daughter of Peter (b. about 1536 at Ladock, Cornwall County, England) and Katherine (Reskymer) Courtenay (b. about 1536 at Hayleford, Cornwall Co., England).  Died 1642 in England.  Married Gilbert Holcomb about 1594 at Votten, Cornwall County, England.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Thomas Holcomb: See generation 9, below.

 

b. Alfred Holcomb: Born about 1605 at Pembroke, Pembroke County, Wales.

 

c. Gilbert Holcomb #1: Born about 1609 at Pembroke, Pembroke County, Wales.

 

d. Nicholas Holcomb #1: Born about 1611 at Pembroke, Pembroke County, Wales.

 

e. William Holcomb: Born about 1615 at Pembroke, Pembroke County, Wales.

 

f. Gilbert Holcomb #2: Born about 1619 at Hole, Devon County, England.

 

g. Roger Holcomb: Born about 1619 at Hole, Devon County, England.

 

h. Nicholas Holcomb #2: Born about 1621 at Hole, Devon County, England.

 

9   Thomas Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born about 1601 in Devon County, England.  Died 1 October 1657 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut; interred Poquonnock, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Employed as a farmer.  Presumed to emigrated from Plymouth, England to America on aboard the “Mary & John,” landing at Nantasket Point, Massachusetts on 30 May 1630.  Granted freeman status by the General Court at Dorchester on 14 May 1634.  Moved, with other members of the “Mary & John” company, from the Boston area of Massachusetts to the Connecticut River Valley.

 

2.  Wife: Elizabeth Ferguson

 

Born about 1617 in Devon County, England, daughter of Thomas (b. about 1584 at Pembrokeshire, Wales) and Elizabeth (?) Ferguson (b. about 1586 in Wales, m. 1608 in Wales).  Died 7 October 1679 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Thomas Holcomb on 14 May 1634 at Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.  After Thomas died (1657), Elizabeth married (2nd) widower James Eno on 5 August 1658.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Elizabeth Holcomb: Born 16 November 1634 at Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

 

b. Mary Holcomb: Born 4 April 1635 at Dorchester, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

 

c. Abigail Holcomb: Born 6 January 1637/38 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

d. Joshua Holcomb: Born 27 September 1640 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

e. Sarah Holcomb: Born 11 August 1642 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

f. Benajah Holcomb: Born 23 June 1644 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

g. Jonathan Holcomb: Born 1646 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

h. Deborah Holcomb #1: Born 15 October 1646 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

i. Nathaniel Holcomb: See generation 8, below.

 

j. Deborah Holcomb #2: Born 15 February 1650/51 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

k. Jonathan Holcomb: Born 23 March 1651/52 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

l. Ebenezer Holcomb: Born about 1654 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

8   Nathaniel Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 4 November 1648 at Poquonock, Windsor Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 5 February 1739/40/41 at Windsor (or Simsbury).

 

2.  Wife: Mary Bliss

 

Born 23 September 1651 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut (or Springfield, Hampden Co., MA), daughter of Nathaniel (b. Dec 1622 at Rodborough, Gloucester, England) and Catherine (Chapin) Bliss (b. 6 May 1630 at Berry Pomeroy, Devon Co., England).  Died about 1741 (or before 1722) at Springfield, Hampden County, Connecticut.  Married Nathaniel Holcomb on 27 February 1669/70 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Nathaniel Holcomb, Jr.:  See generation 7, below.

 

b. Mary Holcomb: Born 17 May 1675 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died between 22 December 1744 and 5 May 1745.

 

c. Jonathan Holcomb: Born 15 February 1678/79 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 7 October 1761 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married (1st) Mary Buell (b. 23 Dec 1677 at Simsbury, d. there 21 Jun 1720), daughter of Peter and Martha (Cogan) Buell, in 1695 at Simsbury.  Married (2nd) Mary Saxton on 22 June 1721 at Simsbury.

 

d. John Holcomb: Born about 1680 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Ann Pettibone (b. 11 Mar 1678/9 at Windsor, d. there 12 Jul 1753), daughter of John, Sr. and Sarah (Eggleston) Pettibone.

 

e. Martha Holcomb: Born 1682.  Died 9 January 1716/7 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Daniel Hayes (b. 26 Apr 1686 at Windsor, CT, d. 23 Sep 1756 at Salmon Brook, Simsbury (now Granby) Township, Hartford County, Connecticut), son of George and Abigail (Dibble) Hayes, on 1 March 1715/16 at Simsbury.

 

f. Hester Holcomb: Born February 1683/84 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

g. Catherine Holcomb: Born about 1689 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 1769 at West Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Joseph Messenger (b. 2 Sep 1687 at Windsor, CT, d. 10 May 1763 at Simsbury), son of Nathaniel and Rebecca (Kelsey) Messenger, on 22 January 1707/08 at Simsbury.

 

h. Elizabeth Holcomb: Born about 1690/85 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 12 July 1700 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

i. Sarah Holcomb: Born about 1691 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 1787.  Married Samuel Barber (b. 17 May 1673 at Simsbury, d. there 18 Dec 1725), son of Thomas and Mary (Phelps) Barber, on 17 December 1712 at Simsbury.

 

j. Margaret Holcomb: Born about 1692 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

k. Benjamin Holcomb: Born 15 February 1697/98 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died there 27 January 1758.  Married Hannah Case (b. 30 Jan 1697/8, d. 10 Jan 1769), daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann (Westover) Case, on 12 October at Simsbury.

 

l. Esther Holcomb: Born February 1683/84.  Married Brewster Higley (b. 10 Jan 1678/79 at Windsor, d. 5 Nov 1760), son of John and Hannah (Drake) Higley on 17 February 1708/09 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

7   Lieutenant Nathaniel Holcomb, Jr.

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 11 June/6 November 1673 at Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 29 September 1766 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Served in the militia in 1716.  Represented Simsbury, Connecticut in the General Court of Connecticut for 4 terms (1748 -1753).

 

2.  Wife: Martha Buell

 

Born 26/27 December 1675 at Hampden, Springfield County, Massachusetts (or Simsbury, Hartford Co., CT), daughter of Peter and Martha (Cogan) Buell.  Died 6 September 1760 at Simsbury, Harford County, Connecticut.  Married Nathaniel on 1 November 1695 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Nathaniel Holcomb, III: Born 25 October 1696 at Salmonbrook/Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Thankful Hayes (b. about 1700 at Simsbury, d. 15 May 1771 at Simsbury), daughter of George and Abigail (Dibble) Hayes on 9 October 1717 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

b. Benjamin Holcomb: Born 15 February 1697/8 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 3 April 1700.

 

c. David Holcomb:  See generation 6, below.

 

d. Elizabeth Holcomb: Born 4/14 March 1699/00 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died there 13 April 1700.

 

e. Martha Holcomb: Born 15 February 1700/01/02 (or 1704) at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died there 29 January 1724/25.  Married Jonathan Buttolph (b. 2 Jun 1697 at Simsbury, d. there Jun 1769), son of David and Mary (Buck) Buttolph, on 21 February 1723/4 at Simsbury.

 

f. Judah Holcomb: Born 12 January 1706/7 (or about 1705) at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 5 January 1802 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married (1st) Hannah Buttolph (b. 20 Feb 1710/11 at Simsbury, d. 11 Mar 1765 at Dropsy, Granby Twp, Hartford Co., CT), daughter of David and Mary (Buck) Buttolph, in September 1730 at Simsbury.  Married (2nd) Prudence Goodrich after 11 March 1765 at Granby Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

g. Jacob Holcomb: Born about 1707.

 

h. Mary Holcomb: Born about 1711/10 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 10 October 1810 at Northeast, Dutchess County, New York.  Married David Buttolph (b. 24 May 1709 at Simsbury, d. 20 Feb 1783 at Northeast), son of David and Mary (Buck) Buttolph.

 

i. Sarah Holcomb: Born 12 July 1713.  Died 20 June 1780 at Berkshire County, Massachusetts.  Married Timothy Case (b. 16 Mar 1707/8, d. 1 Apr 1754 at Great Barrington, Berkshire Co., MA), son of Richard and Amy (Reed) Case, in 1730 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

j. Peter Holcomb: Born 15 April 1715 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 20 April 1800 at Granby Township, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married (1st) Margaret Case (b. about 1713 at Simsbury, d. 15 Oct 1750), daughter of Richard and Amy (Reed) Case, on 15 October 1740.  Married (2nd) Tryphenia Case (b. 1727 at Simsbury, d. 21 Nov 1815) on 10 December 1751 at Simsbury.

 

6   Lieutenant David Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 25 October 1696/5 (or about 1699) at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 4 March 1784 (or Feb 1784) in the Salmon Brook Section of Simsbury and present day Granby.  Was employed as a farmer and inn-keeper.  Served in the Connecticut militia during the French and Indian Wars.

 

2.  Wife #1: Mehitable/Mabel Buttolph

 

a. Biographical notes:

 

Born 25 August 1704 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut, daughter of David (b. 7 May 1669 at Boston, Suffolk County, MA) and Mary (Buck) Buttolph (b. 12 Mar 1673 at Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CN).  Died there 4 March 1767.  Married David Holcomb on 3 January/1 March 1722/21 at Simsbury.

 

b. Children:

 

(1. Mehitable Holcomb: Born about 1723/2.  Married Ebenezer Kendall in 1740.

 

(2. David Holcomb, Jr.: Born 28 August 1724.  Died 28 September 1803.  Married Elizabeth Griffin (b. 1727/28, d. 1801), daughter of Nathaniel, Jr. and Elizabeth (?) Griffin, about 1749.

 

(3. Deborah Holcomb: Twin.  Born 28 September 1726 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 1772 at Turkey Hills, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Joseph Phelps (b. 18 Oct 1716 at Turkey Hills, d. there 14 May 1775), son of Joseph and Rebecca (North) Phelps, on 15 October 1740 at Simsbury.

 

(4. Son: Twin.  Born 28 September 1726.

 

(5. Martha Holcomb: Born about 1727 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.

 

(6. Reuben Holcomb: Born about 1728 at Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut (or between 1725 and 1730 at Simsbury, CT).  Died 24 May 1797.  Married Susanna Hayes (b. 26 Nov 1735, d. 25 Sep 1770 at Simsbury, CT), daughter of Samuel and Elizabeth (Willcockson) Hayes, in 1751.

 

(7. Simeon Holcomb: Born about 1734.  Died 12 September 1815; interred West Granby Cemetery, West Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Hulda Holcombe (b. 24 Jan 1742/3 at Simsbury, d. 19 May 1798), daughter of Nathaniel, IV and Margaret (Cossett) Holcomb, on 8 May 1760 at Simsbury.

 

(8. Susannah Holcomb: Born about 1734.

 

(9. Ezra Holcomb: Born about 1735.  Died 23 April 1813.  Married Phoebe Gillet (b. 1741, d. 5 Jul 1802 at Granville) at Granville, Hampden County, Massachusetts.

 

(10. Lydia Holcomb: Born about 1737.

 

(11. Ezekiel Holcomb: Born about 29 March 1736.  Died 23 February 1821.  Married (1st)Jemmima Griffin.  Married (2nd) Elizabeth Gillet (b. 17 Oct 1743), daughter of Joseph Gilliet) about 1761.

 

(12. Jedediah Holcomb: Born about 1740 at Granby, Hartford  County, Connecticut.  Died 27 November 1779 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Married Mary Holcombe in 1760.

 

(13. Eli Holcomb: See generation 5, below.

 

3.  Wife #2: Elizabeth Hoskins

 

Born about 1750.  Married, as his 2nd wife, David Holcomb 21 February 1770 at Granby/Simsbury, Hartford County, Massachusetts.  No children.

 

5   Eli Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 13/3 April/March 1741/2 at Granby/Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 10 May 1822/3 (or 19 Mar 1823) at Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred in the Old Ulster Cemetery.  In March 1793 settled in Ulster Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and operated a saw mill on Cash’s Creek, near the center of town.  Served in the Revolutionary War.

 

2.  Wife: Hannah Crofut

 

Born 3 April 1742/41 at Danbury, Fairfield County, Connecticut of some Pequot-Christian Indian ancestry.  Died 1/6 June/July 1825 at Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania; interred in the Old Ulster Cemetery.  Married Eli Holcomb on 10 March/3 October 1764 at Danbury and had a large family.

 

3.  Children: (order uncertain)

 

a. Eli B. Holcomb: Born 1766.

 

b. Selah Holcomb: Born 4 September 1767 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 4 August 1842 at Litchfield, Herkimer County, New York.  Married Sarah Wilcox in Connecticut.  Settled in Herkimer County, New York.

 

c. Hannah Holcomb: Born 3 April 1771 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Pennsylvania.  Died 29 January 1850 at LeRoy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  First pioneer woman of LeRoy.  Married Seely Crofut and spent her day with family in LeRoy.

 

d. Alpheus Holcomb:  See generation 4, below.

 

e. Truman H. Holcomb: Born 10/16 August 1769 at Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 25/24 December 1848 at Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  First settled at LeRoy, but in 1814 purchased 121 acres of the farm occupied by his father in Ulster and moved there permanently.  Married (1st) Seba Bannen (d. Dec 1809) in 1793 and had the following children:

 

(1. Eli Holcomb.

 

(2. Samuel B. Holcomb.

 

(3. Alfred Holcomb.

 

(4. Seba Holcomb: Married (1st) James Burk.  Married (2nd) William Scott.

 

(5. Lucy B. Holcomb: Married Perly Morse.

 

(6. Minerva Holcomb: Married Weldon Galop.

 

(7. Delight Holcomb: Married Benjamin Savton.

 

(8. Lydia Holcomb: Married Thomas Kitchen.

 

Truman Holcomb married (2nd) Lydia Ladd on 1 January 1811 at Albany Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(9. Jared Holcomb.

 

(10. J. Milton Holcomb.

 

(11. Truman H. Holcomb.

 

(12. Charles W. Holcomb.

 

(13. Roxery Holcomb: Married John Cole.

 

(14. Julia Ann Holcomb: Married David Cole.

 

(15. Lucinda Holcomb: Married Gurden H. Eaton.

 

(16. Nancy Holcomb.

 

(17. Mary Holcomb.

 

(18. Ellen Holcomb: Married Ansel Olmstead.

 

f. Hugh Holcomb: Born 14 October 1774 in Connecticut.  Died 27 June 1843 at Sunstroke, LeRoy Township, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  He and his brother, Truman, were among the first settlers of LeRoy, Pennsylvania.  Built and operated a sawmill and gristmill.  Married (1st) Elizabeth Oakley (perhaps the daughter of Miles Oakley of Barkhamsted, Connecticut) in 1800 at LeRoy and had the following son:

 

(1. Marlon Holcomb.

 

Hugh Holcomb married (2nd) Prudence Bailey (b. 16 Oct 1784 at Old Haddam, Middlesex Co., CT. d. 4 Feb 1861 at LeRoy), daughter of Oliver and Hannah (Scovill) Bailey, in 1803 at Granville, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(2. Alonzo Holcomb.

 

(3. Orator Homcomb.

 

(4. Harvey Holcomb.

 

(5. Judson Holcomb.

 

(6. Emeline Holcomb: Married Tyrus Himes.

 

(7. Ezra Holcomb.

 

g. Sterling Holcomb: Born 10 October 1776 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 22 March 1850 at LeRoy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married Betsy Stone (b. 18 Apr 1783, d. 1 Feb 1855 at LeRoy) on 16 September 1800 at Franklin, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

(1. Louisa Holcomb: Married Levi Taylor.

 

(2. Sylvia Holcomb: Married Orison Royce.

 

(3. Hiram Holcomb.

 

(4. Harry Holcomb.

 

(5. Benjamin Holcomb.

 

(6. Sarah Holcomb: Married Elon A. Bailey.

 

(7. Seeley Holcomb.

 

(8. Cynthia Holcomb: Married Andrew Spaulding.

 

(9. Horace S. Holcomb.

 

(10. Betsy Matilda Holcomb: Married Luman D. Taylor.

 

(11. Chester Holcomb.

 

(12. Hannah Holcomb: Married Charles Bliss.

 

h. Jared Holcomb: Born 4 April 1780.  Died 26 April 1850 (age 70) at Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Was a Justice of the Peace for many years.  Married (1st) Hannah Andrews (d. 1 Aug 1838, age 66) and occupied a portion of the family homestead farm in Ulster, Pennsylvania.  Married (2nd) Martha (?).  No children.

 

i. Cynthia Holcomb: Born 17 March 1783 in Connecticut.  Died 10 April 1868 at Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylania.  Married Ebenezer Shaw (b. 5 Sep 1771 at Bristol Co., RI, d. 17 Dec 1871 at Sheshequin, Bradford Co., PA), son of Jeremiah and Abigail (Campbell) Shaw, of Sheshequin, Bradford County, Pennsylvania on 26 February 1801 at Ulster and had a large family.

 

4   Alpheus Holcomb

 

1.  Biographical notes:

 

Born 10 January 1779 at Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut.  Died 19 January 1849 at LeRoy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Settled on the flats at the north of the mill pond at the center of LeRoy, where he built a house an set up an apple orchard.  Soon after sold his farm and went west, returning after a few years.  Settled on the Robert McKee farm.  Was a Deacon in the Baptist Church and was, for many years, considered one of the Church’s leaders.  At the time of the 1840 US Census was in LeRoy, Bradford County, Pennsylvania with his wife and other female members of his household.

 

Enlisted 25 July 1814 at Franklin, Sussex County, New Jersey and served in Lt. William Aull’s detachment.

 

2.  Wife: Hannah Kingsbury

 

Born 17 April 1783 in Tolland County, Connecticut, daughter of John Kinsbury.  Died 18 October 1846, age 63.  Married Alpheus on 22 November 1801 at Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania and had the following children:

 

3.  Children:

 

a. Celestia Holcombe: Born 29 January 1804.  Married Leonard/Ledyard Chaapel/Chappell.

 

b. Phineas W. Holcombe: Born 1806.

 

c. Martha Holcombe: See generation 3, below.

 

d. Myron Hobart Holcombe: Born 4/11 April 1811.  Died 21 May 1874.  Married Pauline Beardsley at LeRoy, Pennsylvania.

 

e. Holbart Riley Holcombe: Born 12 January 1814.

 

f. Walsteain Holcombe: Born 7 April 1816.

 

g. Hannah Holcombe: Born 30 January 1818.  Married Robert McKee (b. 1818).

 

h. Phoebe Ann Holcombe: Born 30 May 1823.  Died 1904.  Married David Smiley on 23 September 1846.

 

3   Martha Holcombe:

 

Born 11 January 1809.  Died 26 November 1877 at Ulster, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.  Married John McKee, generation 3 of the McKee Annex on 23 August 1827.

 

 

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